H-bomb


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H-bomb

(āch′bŏm′)
n.
A hydrogen bomb.

H-bomb

n
(Military) short for hydrogen bomb

hy′drogen bomb`


n.
a bomb, more powerful than an atomic bomb, that derives its explosive energy from the thermonuclear fusion reaction of hydrogen isotopes. Also called H-bomb.
[1945–50]

H-bomb

(ˈeitʃbom)
short for hydrogen bomb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.H-bomb - a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
Translations

H-bomb

[ˈeɪtʃbɒm] Nbomba f H

H-bomb

nH-Bombe f

H-bomb

[ˈeɪtʃˌbɒm] nbomba H
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Asked for clarification about the threat, Kim's foreign minister Ri Yong-ho said: "It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific.
The latest round of war of words between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership risks escalating into yet another show of force by Pyongyang, as it allegedly weighs the option of testing an H-bomb, according to a suggestion made by Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Kim's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho was asked for clarification about the threat, and said: "It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific.
KCNA said on Sunday the scientists and technicians "brought the great auspicious event in national history, an extra-large event through the perfect success in the test of H-bomb.
An H-bomb, as it is colloquially known, derives much of its power from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes.
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Mr Hammond, who is currently on an official visit to China, tweeted: "If North Korean H-bomb test reports are true, it is a grave breach of UNSC resolutions & a provocation which I condemn without reservation.
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But both the South Korean spy agency and a number of weapons experts cast doubt on whether it was an H-bomb being tested.
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Others remained lifelong advocates of nuclear supremacy, including the primary architect of the H-bomb, Edward Teller, who strongly supported President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars") to defend against a Soviet nuclear attack and further provided support toward Israel's nuclear ambitions.
in Physics from Cornell University, Colgate joined the newly-formed laboratory now named the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he began by assisting Edward Teller and a team of scientists working on the hydrogen bomb and diagnosing the results of numerous H-bomb tests.